It can be hard to carve out family time together. Taking a family sabbatical not only ensures oodles of quality time spent exploring, playing and bonding, but also opens your children’s eyes to life outside their little bubbles. What better way to learn Egyptian history than by visiting the Pyramids, or to speak Spanish than with a month in South America? And as for the practical stuff, we’ve got that covered too.
Road Tripping in the USA
A California road
trip is iconic, especially one chock full of Original Travel
insider tips and activities. Over the course of several weeks
you'll have the freedom to take to the road for as long or little
as you like, stopping whenever someone spots a national park ripe
for tree-climbing (read: Big Sur), or beach break perfect for a
surf lesson (say hello to Santa Barbara). And whether you crave the
freedom to roam in a motorhome, or prefer hotels each night, we can
organise it all.
Culture in Vietnam & Cambodia
The captivating culture of the Far East makes for a great living
classroom for children to learn about food, religion, traditions
and more. Visit crumbling temples filled with statues of
otherworldly creatures and fall for the sights, sounds and smells
of cosmopolitan cities before visiting mountain villages and
getting messy making traditional dishes in kitchens across Vietnam and Cambodia.
All Out Adventure in Oman
With desert, mountains and coast to explore, Oman is a dream family sabbatical
destination. Channel your little monkeys' energy into rock climbing
in the Hajar Mountains, spotting dolphins on boat trips,
'defending' sandcastle-like forts and canyoning through dramatic
wadis (river valleys). Then, for some real bonding time, journey
off the beaten path to go glamping in the Empty Quarter, home to
vast sand dunes, sunset camel rides and nobody else for miles
Sailing in the Ionian Islands
Messing about on boats is a wonderful way for families to bond.
Sail between tiny fishing villages and harbourside towns, drop
anchor and leap into the water whenever you find an inviting spot
and generally spend all day soaking up the sun on deck and playing
endless games. A few weeks sailing around these beautiful Greek islands is the perfect introduction to
life on the high seas for children as they muck-in, master their
ports and starboards and generally learn to sail.
Outdoor Adventure in Kenya
It's fairly easy in our technological age to forget the joys of
the great outdoors. To jog your memory, travel to Kenya's remote Laikipia region, the perfect
setting for plenty of al fresco adventures. Dedicate a week here
and get back to nature on a big game safari, meet local Samburu and
Maasai tribes, make the most of outdoorsy pursuits such as rafting,
riding or quad-biking, and learn ancestral skills like animal
tracking and navigating by the stars.